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Annual Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training

2017 Training Dates:

1st Session: Friday March 24, 2017 (1 PM–5 PM)

2nd Session: Saturday March 25, 2017 (9 AM–5 PM)

3rd Session: Friday March 31, 2017 (1 PM–5 PM)

4th Session: Saturday April 1, 2017 (9 AM–5 PM)

Venue: Gettysburg Area Schools Administration Building—
900 Biglerville Rd. Gettysburg, PA 17325

Mediation Services of Adams County has announced the dates of its annual 22-hour Conflict Resolution training. Beginning on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1-5 PM, the event will extend over a period of four days at Gettysburg Area Schools Administration Building, located at 900 Biglerville Road in Gettysburg, PA 17325. The second session will meet Saturday, March 25 from 9 AM to 5PM. The third and fourth sessions continue on Friday, March 31 from 1PM to 5 PM, and Saturday, April 1 from 9AM to 5PM.

Topics include conflict styles, active listening, communication skills, negotiation, mediation, and role-plays, which are extensively employed in order to practice resolving disputes of various types. The workshop will be under the direction of Elly Cleaver, retired Federal Government Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist. In addition, professionally trained and certified mediators from Mediation Services of Adams County will conduct all training sessions.

Dispute resolution skills are useful in the workplace, family, service organizations, municipalities, and community agencies. Mediation in particular is a dispute resolution technique designed to resolve problems which develop between people in many different settings. Individuals sit down with a trained mediator and work towards a mutually agreeable solution. Negotiation is a more informal one-on-one approach useful in everyday life.

The cost for the workshop is $275 per person ($245 for early birds, if payment is made by February 25, 2017). Non-profit organizations and churches may send one person to the training for $75; however, additional participants from that agency must pay the regular registration fee. Fees should be paid under the aegis of the sponsoring organization. Anyone who has previously taken the workshop and wishes to refresh his/her skills may enroll free of charge but should register using the current registration form. No meals are included in registration fee.

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, call 717-334-7312 or e-mail mediationac@yahoo.com, or click here. Registration forms are also available at the Adams County Library, the YWCA and this website.  You may also register online.

Please make all checks payable to Mediation Services of Adams County.

Remit to MSAC P.O. Box 4113, Gettysburg, PA 17325


NEW!! Conflict Resolution Training for Families

Mediation Services of Adams County presents “Conflict Resolution Training for Families” on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1–4 p.m. at Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, located at 208 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA, 17325. The fee is $35 per person or $50 per couple. Child care will be provided, at additional cost. Please call 717-334-7312 to register. Register by May 5, 2017.

Click here for a link to the event on Facebook.


Specialized Training Available on Request 

Specialized conflict resolution training is available in the form of shorter sessions geared for the following populations: teens, organizations, local government, church congregations, families, re-entry groups and prisoners. Specialized training modules are priced as follows:

For Teens Only
6  hours –   $60  
Dealing with conflict
Communication skills
Mentored role play

For  Families
3 hours –   $35
Everyday problems
Communication skills
Resolving conflicts

For Organizations and Agencies
3 hours –   $35
Dealing with conflict
Communication skills

For Local Government bodies
3 hours –   $35
Dealing with conflict
Selected communication skills

For Church Congregations
4 hours –   $40      
Dealing with conflict
Mediating congregational disputes
Mentored role play

For Re-entry Groups/ Prisoners
3 hours –   $35
Dealing with conflict
Communication skills